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Lewis B Dougherty
Colonel Dodge's Journal
Mentions of Major John Dougherty as a United States Indian agent accompanying "as far as the Pawnee village" the expedition of dragoons under Colonel Henry Dodge to the Rocky Mountains in 1835.
Historians Struggle To Keep Multnomah Site Alive
July 31, 2002
This newspaper story gives an update on the struggle by those interested in preserving the site of John Dougherty's home called Multnomah located in Clay County, Kansas City North, between North Oak Trafficway...
This vertical file primarily contains newspaper clippings, a report, and miscellaneous items. It includes information on Dougherty as well as his home, Multnomah, which was located in Clay County.
John Dougherty and the Pawnee Rite of Human Sacrifice: April, 1827
Details the account of acting Indian agent for the Upper Missouri Agency, John Dougherty, and an encounter he had in 1827 concerning the Pawnee Indian custom of human sacrifice.
Joined Forces: Robert Campbell and John Dougherty as Military Entrepreneurs
Robert Campbell and John Dougherty, engaged as fur traders, Indian agents, and early businessmen in this area, became partners in 1848 in order to become military entrepreneurs as licensed traders or sutlers...
Letter on Indian Massacre
Letter about the massacre of military troops by Sioux Indians in 1854 at Fort Laramie in Oregon Territory (later Wyoming), written by Captain Lewis B. Dougherty to his father, Major John B. Dougherty,...
Lewis B. Dougherty
1988 second edition
Biographical sketches of Captain Lewis Dougherty from Liberty, Missouri, a Confederate officer in the Civil War, and his father Major John Dougherty from Virginia, locating at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,...
Major John Dougherty
Chapter about Major John Dougherty (1789-1860), "an honorary 'major' by virtue of his role as Indian agent," a native of Kentucky and resident upon retirement of Liberty, Missouri. Photo and description...
Major John Dougherty History
This short article contains a compilation of information taken from various published sources about Major John Dougherty including, "Liberty-Clay County Sesquicentennial Souvenir Program," "The Historical...
Major John Dougherty, Pioneer
Section of the book describing the various treaties with different Indian tribes in Missouri, removing the Indians from the land with the help of pioneers John Dougherty and Joseph Robidoux, among others....
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
One paragraph of biography about John Dougherty (1857-1905), "a representative from Missouri" born in Platte County, Missouri, and moving to Liberty, becoming a lawyer and federal representative from Missouri....
More Reports of the Fur Trade and Inland Trade to Mexico
Second in a two-part series of articles reproducing letters and other reports by prominent fur traders or government officials involved in the fur trade or inland trade with Mexico in 1831. Among the report...
Multnomah, Home of John Dougherty
Includes a picture and information about the home of Indian agent John Dougherty which he named Multnomah, after the falls in Oregon. The home was located in Clay County, Platte Township, seven and one-half...
Peddlers and Post Traders: The Army Sutler On the Frontier
This book contains several page references to Indian agent and fort sutler John B. Dougherty of Clay County, Missouri. Also two pages mention his son Lewis B. Dougherty.
Sen. J. T. V. Thompson...Confederate Leader Flees County Dressed As Old Slave Woman
July 8, 2004
Part of a series called "Profiles From History" which appeared in The Liberty Sun News. This article features James Turner Vance Thompson, resident of Clay County and southern sympathizer. He gave the...
Souvenir Program of the Clay County Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1822-1972
Photo and bio of Major John Dougherty, "one of the most noteworthy" of Clay County pioneers. He was born in Kentucky in 1791, engaged in fur trading in 1808, later became an Indian agent in the Missouri...
Sutlers, Post Traders, and the Fort Laramie Experience, 1850s-1860s
This article includes discussion of the role of local figures as John B. Dougherty and Seth Ward in the competition and struggle involving being a sutler at a military fort as Fort Laramie in the mid 1800s....
The Pleasures of Female Society at Cantonment Leavenworth
Discussion of the presence of women at Fort Leavenworth in its early years. Includes women and families connected with Joseph Hertzog, John Dougherty, and Philip St. George Cooke. Also included are illustrations...
The Rediscovery of Colter's Hell and Other Research Adventures
Descriptions of western fur traders Seth Ward and Major John Dougherty, noting Ward as husband of "two wives--one Indian and one white girl back in the settlements."
The Upper Missouri Indian Agency, 1819-1868
Indian agencies were "established primarily as an extension of Congress' right to regulate trade with the Indian tribes...and secondarily, the government hoped to maintain peace on the frontier." The Upper...
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